People who read this blog know that I've loved Agyness Deyn since I first posted on her on August 14, 2006. At the time, I wrote this about her: "...when you Google this girl there are only nine results. It won't be that way for long. This twenty year-old British model is destined to be the next big thing." For the following months, my blog was the first Google hit for Agyness Deyn.
On August 27, 2006 I wrote this: "I have taken it upon myself to promote the hell out of Agyness Deyn. I first posted on her a few weeks ago when there were only eight Google results for her name. Now there are thirty-three."
Well, that was one and a half years ago. Now there are almost 200,000 hits for Agyness on Google, because as all of us who love and keep up with fashion know, Agyness was definitely The Model of 2007, and maybe even 2006, depending on whom you're asking.
Which is why I find it very amusing that Perez Hilton, who often likes to claim having "discovered" people (like Robyn, who's been around for over a decade and who I danced to in eight grade), posted this today, speaking in the Royal "We", as is his wont: "Miz Deyn is gonna break out in 2008. Mark our words!"
Just to clarify, I do not claim to have discovered Agyness either. I'm pretty sure a scout did, and then her agents. But I will say that a certain blogger who likes to speak authoritatively about all kinds of things (like the supposed death of Castro), has really stepped outside his bounds on this one, and I'm calling FOUL.
I may only be speaking for myself, but I'm sure a few people will concur when I say: Let the fashion bloggers blog on fashion, "Miz"ter Hilton, and you can keep to your own vocation of drawing semen on people.